Glenn Anderson, Michigan Senator

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Glenn Anderson
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Michigan State Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2000 – 2006
Westland City Council
1991 – 2000
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1954
Place of birthCarthage, Tennessee
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Glenn Anderson is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 6 since January 1, 2007.

Anderson attended Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations, Vice Chair
  • Fiscal Agency Board of Governors
  • Subcommittee on Capital Outlay
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, Vice Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican John Pastor in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Anderson (D) 46,471
John Pastor (R) 37,001

2008

On November 07, 2006, Anderson ran for District 6 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Laura Toy. [2]

Anderson raised $754,531 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan State Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Anderson (D) 52,500
Laura Toy (R) 47,596

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Glenn Anderson collected $754,531 in donations. [4]

His two largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Fund of Michigan $511,723
Citizens for Glenn Anderson $20,000

Personal

Glenn is married to Gail Anderson. They have two children and reside in Westland, Michigan.

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Political offices
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Michigan State Senate District 6
2007–present
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